Canessa Poetry August 29, 2008
CANESSA GALLERY READING SERIES
Curated by Erica Lewis
Friday, August 29, 2008
Featuring the works of:
1) Cassandra Smith
2) Truong Tran (Contains adult language)
3) Geof Huth (performance)
Note: Lara Durback was originally scheduled to read but was unable to attend and was replaced by Cassandra Smith.
For best results, if your computer does not have external stereo speakers, use earphones. Some of the poets speak softly.
How do you picture the world? How does what you write translate visually to the page? And what the heck is vis-po anyway? Poets Cassandra Smith, Geof Huth, and Truong Tran draw us a picture and get "visual" in this second installation of the new Canessa Gallery reading series.
Geof Huth has lived in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North and South America, all the while using language for his purposes. His interest in language turned him into a poet, a visual poet, and a thinker on words. He works words in many media: pixel, type, crayon, paint, pen, pencil, video, and object. He writes almost daily on visual poetry and related matters at his blog dbqp: visualizing poetics.Geof
Truong Tran is a poet and visual artist. His publications include, The Book of Perceptions (Kearny Street Workshop 1999, finalist in The Kiriyama Book Prize), Placing The Accents (Apogee Press 1999, finalist in the Western States Book Prize for Poetry), dust and conscience (Apogee Press 2000, awarded the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Prize), within the margin (Apogee Press 2004), and Four Letter Words (Apogee Press 2008). He lives in San Francisco where he teaches poetry at San Francisco State University and Mills College.